Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Nikon D40X Fisheye Lens
    DarkRaven24's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 26, 2006
    Location
    Mission, Tx
    Posts
    34
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo 1GB RAM
    Nikon D40X Fisheye Lens
    I'm thinking about buying a fisheye lens for my Nikon D40X and I was wondering what the difference is between the 0.22x and a 0.42X here are the links...

    http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-22x-Hi-.../dp/B0007RRLAS

    http://cgi.ebay.com/0-42x-Fisheye-Le...QQcmdZViewItem

    Thank you for your help.

  2. #2
    Nikon D40X Fisheye Lens
    Village Idiot's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 04, 2007
    Location
    Durtburg, WV
    Posts
    2,641
    Specs:
    Sooper Fast!
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkRaven24 View Post
    I'm thinking about buying a fisheye lens for my Nikon D40X and I was wondering what the difference is between the 0.22x and a 0.42X here are the links...

    http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-22x-Hi-.../dp/B0007RRLAS

    http://cgi.ebay.com/0-42x-Fisheye-Le...QQcmdZViewItem

    Thank you for your help.
    I believe that it's the magnification. These do not look like and actual lens but more like an adapter that sits on a lens.

    Most actual fisheyes will have a focal length designation and an aperture setting.

    Something like Peleng 8mm f/5.6.

    There's no focal length rating or aperture rating for either of those, just adapter ring sizes and a magnification number - 0.22x and 0.42x

    Take those and multiply which ever lens you inted to fit it on by that number and that's your focal length. On a 20mm lens, it will be 11.6 with the 0.42x.

    Also keep in mind, these will probably degrade image quality as it's an extra layer of glass and will also cause less light to pass through. If you want a cheap Fish Eye LENS, look up Peleng. It's fully manual, but they're like $250.
    Chaotic Evil, Level 1 IT-Tech

    Slough Roast Blog
    Capitol Sound Blog

  3. #3
    Nikon D40X Fisheye Lens
    joyseeker's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 14, 2007
    Location
    Surrey UK
    Posts
    108
    Specs:
    MacBook
    Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot View Post
    If you want a cheap Fish Eye LENS, look up Peleng. It's fully manual, but they're like $250.


    i've always wanted a fisheye but a round image and no metering put me off above...... focus whats to focus with this lens?

    500 for the 10.5 DX is still the top lust for me..... but always interested in cheaper.

  4. #4
    Nikon D40X Fisheye Lens
    Village Idiot's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 04, 2007
    Location
    Durtburg, WV
    Posts
    2,641
    Specs:
    Sooper Fast!
    Quote Originally Posted by joyseeker View Post


    i've always wanted a fisheye but a round image and no metering put me off above...... focus whats to focus with this lens?

    500 for the 10.5 DX is still the top lust for me..... but always interested in cheaper.
    Actually, the Peleng should give a full image or nearly full on a Digital Nikon. They have a 1.5 crop sensor. I've seen numerous pics from these on the Canon 1.6 crop sensor and they're full pic's, with just some vingetting when shot wide open...most people say to use these at like f/6 or f/8 for best results.

    Not a bad lenses and if you shoot manual mode enough, you should know about metering enough to use one of these. Not bad for $250.
    Chaotic Evil, Level 1 IT-Tech

    Slough Roast Blog
    Capitol Sound Blog

  5. #5
    Nikon D40X Fisheye Lens
    joyseeker's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 14, 2007
    Location
    Surrey UK
    Posts
    108
    Specs:
    MacBook
    Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot View Post
    Not a bad lenses and if you shoot manual mode enough, you should know about metering enough to use one of these. Not bad for $250.
    that is 35mm behaviour which only works for planned landscapes not roaming and spotanious stuff.

  6. #6
    Nikon D40X Fisheye Lens
    Village Idiot's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 04, 2007
    Location
    Durtburg, WV
    Posts
    2,641
    Specs:
    Sooper Fast!
    Quote Originally Posted by joyseeker View Post
    that is 35mm behaviour which only works for planned landscapes not roaming and spotanious stuff.
    what? I'm not comprehending. Manual mode is 35 mm behavior?
    Chaotic Evil, Level 1 IT-Tech

    Slough Roast Blog
    Capitol Sound Blog

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Nikon macro lens suggestion
    By conamor in forum Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-07-2014, 08:34 PM
  2. Transferring pics.... Nikon D40X
    By bubbles77 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-14-2008, 09:17 AM
  3. New to DSLR's.. Nikon D40X?
    By tobywuk in forum Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-29-2007, 08:01 AM
  4. Just Ordered my Nikon D40x
    By DarkRaven24 in forum Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 04-21-2007, 07:19 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •